Short biography

Hans-Joachim Böhm works on the development of new methods for computer-aided drug design. Since 2003 he has been Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Basel.

From 1996 to 2015, he worked in research at F. Hoffmann-La Roche in Basel, from 2006 to 2008 as head of Roche's research facility in Palo Alto (USA), and since 2008 as global head of chemical research at Roche.

He studied chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe, earned his PhD (1984) and postdoctoral qualification (1993) there in theoretical chemistry. From 1985 to 1987 Hans-Joachim Böhm worked at Siemens in Munich in the field of microelectronics research. From 1988 to 1996 he worked at BASF in Ludwigshafen. The focus of his work was the structure-based design of drugs.

Hans-Joachim Böhm has been a member of the Swiss Science Council since 2013.

He was born in Frankfurt am Main on 20 November 1956. Hans-Joachim Böhm is married and the father of two sons.


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